Tile Barn Centre


Hampshire Camping Course

For the first time the Heavyweight and Lightweight Camping Courses have been combined into one course.
Next Hampshire Camping Course date TBA.

Please contact the Outdoor Education Service, tel 01962 846541 for more information and to book a place  If you are unable to make the above dates please contact Tile Barn, tel 01590 623160, as alternative dates may be available.

Primary school camping – on school site

This course comes to you! Completion of this course will qualify participants to use their own and similar sites, as well as having access to the local pool of tents and stoves.

Course content

  • An introduction to the pool of camping equipment maintained and available for school site camping
  • Siteing, erecting and dismantling tents; tent care
  • Sleeping arrangements and staying warm
  • Simple risk assessment and group management
  • Further opportunities

Course objectives

  • Give staff the confidence to camp on their own site or that of a neighbouring school (a directory of schools that may be used is available from the Outdoor Education Department)
  • to provide information on regulations, guidance and support.

Contact us if you are planning a camp on your school site and we will be able to discuss your requirements.

The Primary School Camping Course costs £135 and is open to as many Teachers, Governors, Parents and Volunteers as you would like to participate. The course can be run at the end of the school day to allow as many staff as possible to attend. Each participant will receive a certificate.

Midas minibus driver training

An opportunity for training and assessment as part of the Hampshire County Council minibus driver training.

Courses dates on application

Cost £25 per person.
A minimum of 4 people is required for the course to run.

Please contact us to register your interest for this course.

If these dates are not convenient or you have any MIDAS queries please contact the Environment Department of Hampshire County Counci, tel on 01962 846983.

Duke of Edinburgh County Open Gold Award

Staff at the Centre take part in the delivery of the County’s Open Gold Award.

Training starts in early October each year and we visit places such as Dartmoor, South and North Wales. Early in the training programme groups will decide where they would like to do their final assessment, and this can range from Scotland to France. Wherever they choose, we will ensure that fun is had by all and that the memories last a lifetime.

Further information about Duke of Edinburgh Award | Access route map for teams using Tile Barn 220kb pdf.

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The Hampshire County Council Outdoor Education Service provide a range of courses for Group Leaders.

Further information and booking Outdoor Education Service, tel 01962 876224.